Wednesday, 19 Jun 2024

Six victims, including three children , dead after shooting at Covenant School in Nashville

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Six victims, including three children, were killed in a shooting at Covenant School in Nashville's Green Hills neighborhood Monday morning, according to police.

  • Police said officers also killed the shooter after responding to the scene.

The latest: Police said the shooter had been identified as a 28-year-old Nashville woman. They previously described her as appearing to be a teenager.

  • Chief John Drake told reporters the shooter was a student of Covenant School at some point in the past.
  • Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron said she was armed with "at least two assault-type rifles" and a handgun. There do not appear to be any other injuries.

The shooting was reported at about 10:13am. Aaron said police had fatally shot the shooter by 10:27.

Police set up a student reunification area at Woodmont Baptist Church.

The Covenant School is a private Christian school that launched in 2001. The school serves children in grades preschool through sixth grade.

  • Enrollment fell between 195-210 in recent years, according to the school website.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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